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Why did a factory automation company set up a blog?

Over the past 30 years we have gained unique experience working with thousands of companies who cut metal, and solving productivity concerns with them. We have seen how different industries and businesses work, lot of ups and a few downs, and learnt A LOT along the way. It is the time to share experiences of an automation company and help all manufacturers to learn from what others have proven.

We will discuss themes relevant for thousands of our customers in fields ranging from aerospace to equipment and automotive manufacturers, plus subcontracting companies. In the end of the day, most of the manufacturers are seeking for the ultimate delivery reliability, production flexibility and optimized unit costs – no matter what they produce. Our goal is to equip our readers with the best insights we have gathered, and to raise discussion on the best production practices.

The blog writers are some of the best experts in specific areas around automation, i.e. manufacturing management software, system architecture, automation engineering, design and R&D – and all of them have gained their knowledge from real-life automation projects in different metal cutting industries.

Key themes

We will cover common themes that cause head scratching on the shop floor, including how to:

  • improve delivery capability (lead-time, reliability),
  • master high-mix-low-volume production,
  • improve productivity, throughput or overall equipment efficiency (OEE),
  • plan resources and production ahead,
  • increase machine tool utilization, and
  • implement lean principles in manufacturing.

Our first post, written by Pertti Lukkari, Director of Software Products, focuses on Overall Equipment Efficiency (OEE), and how to improve it by integrating, integrating and once more integrating. You can read his post here.

We will be publishing new texts in every 2-5 weeks and we warmly welcome everyone interested in the above topics to read.

If you want to stay informed of the new posts, just sign up with the “Subscribe” button on the right, and if you have wishes for topics or comments, we are eager to hear them. Enjoy reading!